Progress on Annual Review Debate

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 15, 2016 — 11:41 AM)

The committee stage of the Appropriation (2014/15 Confirmation and Validation) Bill (the 2014/15 annual review debate) was interrupted on Thursday evening with 4 hours and 33 minutes remaining.

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Maori Language Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Friday, April 15, 2016 — 11:39 AM)

The Te Pire mō Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Bill has passed several stages – including its final reading – in one sitting

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The Cook and The Prat Spat

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 5:50 PM)

New Zealand First MPs follow their deputy leader out the door after Jonathan Coleman, answering Ron Mark’s questions about protection of fisheries, calls him a cook and Mister Mark responds by calling the minister a pratt. Some New Zealand First MPs return after Question Time to be the only party to vote against the third […]

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Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Settlement Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 1:59 PM)

The Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement Bill has passed its first reading on a voice vote and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.

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Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 1:58 PM)

The Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Bill has passed its first reading on a voice vote and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.

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Questions to Ministers – April 14

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 1:55 PM)

Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he agree with the comments by the Chief Executive of the Southern District Health Board on Tuesday that “there is clearly an issue with the food otherwise patients would not be complaining”; if not, why not?

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Tauranga Moana Iwi & Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Ranginui Settlement Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 10:47 AM)

The Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective Redress and Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Ranginui Claims Settlement Bill has passed its first reading on a voice vote and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.

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Progress Made on Annual Review Debate

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 10:43 AM)

The committee stage of the Appropriation (2014/15 Confirmation and Validation) Bill (the 2014/15 annual review debate) was interrupted on Wednesday evening with 5 hours and 33 minutes remaining.

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Annual Review Debate Commences

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 4:56 PM)

The 10-hour annual review debate looking at Government spending in the 2014/15 year began after today’s Question Time and General Debate.

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PM Unscathed by Opposition Tax Attacks

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 4:54 PM)

Prime Minister, John Key, emerges unscathed from a fresh hail of questions about tax havens, spiced with exposure of a link to a legal specialist in foreign trusts among his pecuniary interests. Of greater interest to the average business taxpayer, the government unveils a pay-as-you-go regime for payment of provisional tax. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman […]

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Questions & Answers – April 12

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 2:35 PM)

Government Investment—Reports 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (National—Wairarapa) to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received about the management of the Government’s major investment projects?

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Questions to Ministers – April 13

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 12:24 PM)

TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Finance: What economic and fiscal conditions is the Government factoring into its planning for Budget 2016 on 26 May?

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Business Number Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 10:32 AM)

The New Zealand Business Number Bill has passed its final reading.

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Taxation Simplification Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 10:30 AM)

The Taxation (Transformation: First Phase Simplification and Other Measures) Bill has passed its second reading on a voice vote.

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Taxation Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 10:27 AM)

The Taxation (Residential Land Withholding Tax, GST on Online Services, and Student Loans) Bill has passed its committee stage.

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Tax Havens Remain Under Spotlight

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, April 12, 2016 — 5:20 PM)

The prime minister, John Key, faces more questions about tax havens. Opposition leader’s tabling of his tax records not matched by the PM. John Shewan’s appointment to head inquiry into the law surrounding foreign trusts is questioned by Winston Peters. Request for snap debate on the issue declined by the Speaker, David Carter.

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Questions & Answers – 12 April 2016

by alastair (Tuesday, April 12, 2016 — 5:18 PM)

Questions for oral answer 12 April 2016 1. Panama Papers—Prime Minister’s Statements [Sitting date: 12 April 2016. Volume:712;Page:2. Text is subject to correction.] 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his statements in relation to the Panama Papers? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes. […]

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